*** The ARPA Assistance Application period has closed as of 12/1/21. Please contact the main Tribal Government Office with any inquiries at 541-888-9577. This post was updated on 12/2/21. ***
October 19, 2021
Dear Tribal Member,
Tribal Council has made the decision to utilize American Rescue Plan funds to provide cash assistance to eligible Tribal Member households to address negative economic impacts caused by the COVID -19 pandemic during the period of March 3, 2021 through December 31, 2021. The amount of assistance for 2021 is based on Tribal Council’s assessment of the severity of actual and reasonably anticipated COVID-19 economic impacts upon our Tribal Member population during this time period. Please note that this assistance must only be used to address these specific impacts.
Beginning October 19, 2021, each eligible enrolled adult member and enrolled minor child will be able to submit an application to receive this assistance. Deadline for submission of a complete application is November 30, 2021.
To be eligible to receive this assistance payment:
- You must be an Enrolled CTCLUSI member as of October 17, 2021 OR you must have a completed Enrollment Application approved by the Enrollment Committee by November 9, 2021.
- You must have an approved Tribal Member Emergency COVID -19 General Welfare Assistance American Rescue Plan (ARPA) application on file.
- You or your household experience negative impacts from the COVID -19 Pandemic in an amount not less than the assistance amount.
If you have any questions, please contact ENROLLMENT by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further instruction.
- Applications must be submitted and approved by December 1, 2021.
***Harvest Household kits are no longer available as of 11/24/21
Because COVID-19 is still limiting our ability to gather together, the Tribe would like to offer Fall Harvest Household Kits for interested Tribal families in lieu of the Fall Harvest Party. Fall Harvest Household Kits are limited, so they will be available on a first come first served basis while supplies last.
These kits are sponsored in part by Youth Suicide Prevention, and Tobacco Prevention Grants. Thank you Family Services for providing these funds and making these kits possible.
October 1, 2021
Debbie Bossley, Tribal Council Chair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians’ Tribal Council vote to give emergency funds to all Tribal Government and Enterprise employees.
Florence, Ore. — The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians is pleased to announce the Tribal Council met September 29, 2021 and voted unanimously to approve Emergency COVID -19 Assistance to all qualified current full and part time employees of CTCLUSI Tribal Government and all Tribal Enterprises, this includes Three Rivers Casino Florence and Coos Bay, Ocean Dunes Golf Links, and Blue Earth.
The Tribal Council has determined, it is imperative to provide general welfare assistance on an emergency basis to Eligible Citizens experiencing financial needs resulting from this national pandemic incurred between March 1, 2020 and October 1, 2021 including, but not limited to, increased costs of living expenses such as food, housing, utilities, medical and other anticipated and unanticipated living expenses and income losses.
Tribal Council Chair, Debbie Bossley said, “COVID-19 has affected our Tribal community much longer than imagined. Tribal Council recognizes that it has had some devastating effects on many of us. We are honored to have the resources to offer assistance to staff and their families during this difficult time.”
This is to provide emergency economic assistance to Eligible Citizens, who have experienced financial hardships during the COVID-19 Pandemic, utilizing CARES Act funding in the amount of $1,000.00 for each approved eligible applicant.
About the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, & Siuslaw Indians
The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians is a federally recognized Tribe made up of 3 tribes (4 Bands): 2 bands of Coos Tribes: Hanis Coos (Coos Proper), Miluk Coos; Lower Umpqua Tribe; and Siuslaw Tribe. The Tribes trace their ancestry back to the aboriginal inhabitants of the South-Central coast of Oregon. The Tribes employs more than 600 employees through its government and enterprise functions. For more information, visit ctclusi.org.
Historic Tribal Hall has funds approved for a full kitchen remodel and upgrade. Tribal Member Input Requested. The deadline for any submission is Oct 9, 2021.
This project will include: New cabinetry, Countertops, Appliances, Fixtures, Flooring. Tribal Council has directed that membership be allowed the opportunity to provide input for any specific needs for consideration in the planning for this project. Please submit any suggestions, comments or concerns by clicking the button at the top of this post.
The deadline for any submission is Oct 9, 2021.
Tribal Council will approve final plans at the Sunday October 10, 2021 Regular Council Meeting.
***The images below are examples of the Tribal Hall Kitchen Remodel. No design has been finalized or approved as of this time.***
Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?
Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
Flu Vaccines are available. Please fill out the Flu Vaccine Application form to schedule an appointment.
Getting a flu vaccine this fall can reduce your risk of getting flu and help save scarce medical resources needed to care for people with COVID-19. It’s important for everyone to do their part to stay healthy this flu season. Prevent the spread of flu and other respiratory illnesses:
Mask Up: Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when out in public.
Lather Up: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
Sleeve Up: Roll up your sleeve to get a flue shot.
Effective immediately, the Tribe will be instituting a closure of the Tribal Forest for all areas where the Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) is at Level II or higher. This closure is necessary to protect the Tribal Forest from the risk of loss due to wildfire.
IFPL’s are updated throughout fire season by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and the Coos Fire Protection Association (CFPA), which are responsible for protecting the Tribal Forest from wildfire. ODF and CFPA monitor fuel moisture levels as well as weather trends throughout fire season, and adjust the IFPL’s accordingly.
Note that after the recent rain event, all seven of the Tribal Forest tracts are currently at IFPL I. This means that all areas of the Tribal Forest are currently open. The table below shows the current IFPL and closure status for each tract on the Tribal Forest.
|Tribal Forest Area||Fire Protection Zone||Current IFPL|
as of 9/20/2021
|Current Closure Status as of 9/20/2021|
|Lake Tract||WT-1||IFPL I||Open|
|Smith Tract||WT-1||IFPL I||Open|
|Tioga Tract||CS-2||IFPL I||Open|
|Macy Tract||CS-1||IFPL I||Open|
|Umpqua Eden||CS-1||IFPL I||Open|
|Coos Head||CS-1||IFPL I||Open|
|Talbot Tract||CS-1||IFPL I||Open|
Please see the attached closure notice for more details on this closure, as well as information on how to obtain the current IFPL for specific areas on the Tribal Forest. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Colin Beck, Forest Lands Manager
The Tribe welcomes you to the first annual Tribal language ceremony on Saturday, September 11th at 6:00pm. This will be a virtual event hosted through Zoom. Join by clicking the link below, the link will also be posted to the Educations Facebook group page. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.
August 21st: Back to School Party
11:00 am – 2:00pm
August 28th: Back to School Party
11:00 am to 2:00pm.
Please join us for a canoe pull, shinny and lunch will be at 1:00pm for both dates.
In order to make sure there is a gift for your student, please sign up at www.ctclusi.org. Only submitted applications will receive one back to school gift card. When submitting your application, please let us know if you will be attending one of the lunches. Applications will be received from August 1st through August 15th.
Please call the Education Department at 541-888-9577 or 541-888-1315 for any questions and/or to RSPV for the event.
This Tribal language need assessment is based on 2nd (Tribal) language acquisition, supporting the language revitalization of Miluk, Hanis, Sha’yuushtl’a uhl Quuiich, and Chinook Jargon. The intent of this survey is to capture language change, growth, attitudes, emerging new speakers, ways people are using the language, ways the language program can assist and to define the educational needs, materials, and goals of the language community. This survey has broad questions and each response will count towards developing goals. In 5 years, the same or a similar survey will be disseminated to measure language change and growth. This is a voluntary survey and the collective results will be reported however your personal information will remain confidential.
Fill out the survey by clicking the link below. Thank you for your participation